Ericsson Innovation Awards
|First-place prize||25,000 EUR|
|Second-place prize||15,000 EUR|
|Third-place prize||5,000 EUR|
|Regional winners||1,000 EUR|
Note: All prizes are before tax.
Watch the award ceremony when we toasted our finalists and announced the winner of our 2022 Ericsson Innovation Awards! For months, teams have been used their skills and innovative thinking to pave the way to a better future.
In our Grand Finale you can hear more from these innovating finalists, Ericsson executive leadership and special guests. Watch the award ceremony from December 14th and celebrate the Ericsson Innovation Awards 2022 champion.
EIA 2022 Winners
Benoit, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
PARASOL is a flexible and accessible perovskite-based solar PV that uses plastic waste.
EIA 2022 Runners-up
Schrodinger Energy, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria
REINLIGHT is a portable water disinfection system which reduces numerous health risks and is operable in areas that lack electricity.
Saptkrishi Scientific, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
Saptkrishi Scientifics storage 'Preservator' is cost-effective and portable, helping to tackle food waste and inequality.
Meet the judges
"I am passionate about 5G. As a judge, I'm excited to see innovative teams that share the same passion"
Head of Department Production Metrology at Fraunhofer IPT Coordinator 5G-Industry Campus Europe
“It’s always a real honour to hear ideas from the next generation and I am really looking forward to judging and supporting, solving future problems.”
Julie Devonshire OBE
Director, Entrepreneurship Institute, King's College London
"There is no other future than a sustainable future. The urgency of sustainable innovation has never been greater, and the contribution of youth to bring about real solutions to sustainable innovation cannot be overestimated."
Founder & Secretary General, Hack for Earth Foundation
“Innovation has always been an important part of Ericsson’s heritage and culture. EIA is a fantastic platform to nurture the ideas of young talent globally. Seeing the impact these ideas can have on the community is really inspiring.”
VP Head of Global Brand Marketing, Ericsson
“Innovation has the power to transform lives. I’m pleased to be part of the Ericsson Innovation Awards empowering youth to leverage the power of technology to solve the world greatest challenges.”
General Manager: Sustainability and Shared Value, MTN
“Science and technology have great capacity to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. It is my pleasure to join the judges panel on the Ericsson Innovation Awards 2022”
Sustainability General Manager, Saudi Telecom Co. (STC)
Telebee, De La Salle University, Philippines
Telebee brings the virtual workplace to users through the integration of the Internet of Things and Mixed Reality.
Sustainability Tracker, Uppsala University, Sweden
Focusing on individual sustainable lifestyles with the possibility of changing behaviors in the future.
Tarq, Purdue University, USA
An AI automated medical booth that works in tandem with doctors, from diagnosis to prescription.
Mexcelium, ITESM, Mexico
An innovation in the packing industry, replacing polystyrene with a bio-degradable alternative.
Poli Bot, Pusan National university, Republic of Korea
Poli Bot is a security robot that accompanies women to a specified destination.
GREETH, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria
An open-source platform that enables people to quantify their carbon footprint and offset it by planting trees.
CWASA, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Utilizing solar energy and novel evaporation techniques, CWASA has created a tank-based water purification system to help people access clean drinking water.
Team Impact, University of Houston, USA
Team Impact takes an automated approach to farming, that helps prevent water waste through irrigation systems and smart monitoring.
The Smartbuoys, Bahcesehir University, Turkey
The Smartbuoy system monitors and diagnoses “sea snot”, a substance that causes ecological and economic problems, to protect underwater life from natural disasters.
MeSADA Company Limited, Ashesi University, Ghana
MeSADA’s precision planter introduces new forms of automation, driving economic growth by controlling seeding density and spacing.
Schrodinger's Cats, IBA, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Shotej is a solar-powered, microclimate storage system which sterilizes food without using harmful chemicals.
Discover more about the Ericsson Innovation Awards
The competition key dates at-a-glance
Please note: Registration is now closed
|16th June 13.00 CEST||Early submissions|
|10th Aug 13.00 CEST||Registration close|
|6th Sept 13.00 CEST||Semi-finalists announced|
|30th Oct 13.00 CEST||Semi-finalists submission|
|15th Nov 13.00 CEST||Finalists announced|
|6th Dec 13.00 CEST||Finalists submissions|
|14th Dec||Grand finale|